Mercer County Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,372
4.66% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,178
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.1%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
6,342
31.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
18.6%
180 Graduates

About

Mercer County Community College is a higher education institution located in Mercer County, NJ. In N/A, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Mercer County Community College were N/A.

In 2020, 853 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Mercer County Community College. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (408 degrees), 2.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (171 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Mercer County Community College is $3,372, which is $−4,608 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Mercer County Community College is $3,372, which is $−4,608 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,178.

In 2020, 39% of undergraduate students attending Mercer County Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 7% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,372
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Mercer County Community College was $3,372. The cost of tuition at Mercer County Community College is $−4,608 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$7,178
2020 Value
9.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Mercer County Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,178. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Mercer County Community College grew by 9.3%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,400
Room and Board
$1,420
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Mercer County Community College was of $8,400 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,420. The cost of room and board did not change between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

39%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
7%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

39% of undergraduate students at Mercer County Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 11.4% with respect to 2019, when 35% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
10.1%
2018 Default Rate
55
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Mercer County Community College was 10.1%, which represents 55 out of the 546 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Mercer County Community College has a total enrollment of 6,342 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercer County Community College is 1,994 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,348. This means that 31.4% of students enrolled at Mercer County Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mercer County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.3% White, 20.9% Hispanic or Latino, 19.8% Black or African American, 7.84% Asian, 3.31% Two or More Races, 0.237% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.205% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Mercer County Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (21.7%), followed by White Female (15.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Mercer County Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,342 students. The full-time enrollment at Mercer County Community College is 1,994 and the part-time enrollment is 4,348. This means that 31.4% of students enrolled at Mercer County Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

58%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Mercer County Community College was 58%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Mercer County Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,365
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,323
  3. Black or African American
    1,253

The enrolled student population at Mercer County Community College is 37.3% White, 20.9% Hispanic or Latino, 19.8% Black or African American, 7.84% Asian, 3.31% Two or More Races, 0.237% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.205% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 403 students (6.35%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 155 more women than men received degrees from Mercer County Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Mercer County Community College is white (408 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (171 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Mercer County Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Mercer County Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Transportation (15 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (262 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Police officers (126,363 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (82,364 people), Other managers (68,699 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (37,827 people), and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers (35,549 people).

The most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Communication Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Transportation (15 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (262 degrees), Protective Services (55 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (46 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Skincare specialists, Physicians, and Other financial specialists

The most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Communication Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Transportation (15 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (262 degrees), Protective Services (55 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (46 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (301,124 people), Elementary & secondary schools (158,207 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (57,895 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (49,333 people), and Legal services (45,273 people).

The most specialized majors at Mercer County Community College are Communication Technologies (10 degrees awarded), Transportation (15 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (262 degrees), Protective Services (55 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (46 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Mercer County Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Mercer County Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

349
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
504
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 349 degrees were awarded to men at Mercer County Community College, which is 0.692 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (504).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 90 degrees were awarded to men at Mercer County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.523 times less than the 172 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 172 degrees were awarded to women at Mercer County Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.91 times more than the 90 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 7% of students graduating from Mercer County Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Mercer County Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7.22% of graduates (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    408 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    171 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    115 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Mercer County Community College is white (408 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (171 degrees).

5.51% of degree recipients (47 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    221 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    187 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Mercer County Community College is white female (221 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (187 degrees).

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Mercer County Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $12.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $89.6k (0.713%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Mercer County Community College had a total salary expenditure of $74.7M. Mercer County Community College employs 60 Professors, 24 Assistant professors, and 15 Associate professors. Most academics at Mercer County Community College are Male Professors (31), Female Professors(29), and Male Assistant professors (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercer County Community College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 63 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 46 employees, and Service with 33 employees.

Endowment

$12.6M
2020 Endowment
4.81%
growth from 2019

Mercer County Community College has an endowment valued at about $12.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Mercer County Community College grew 4.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.15M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $3.99M - Federal
  2. $2.57M - State
  3. $685k - Local

As of 2020, Mercer County Community College received $3.99M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.57M from state grants and contracts, and $685k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$34.8M
2020 Salaries
1.49%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Mercer County Community College paid a median of $34.8M in salaries, which represents 46.7% of their overall expenditure ($74.7M) and a 1.49% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.149% decline from 2018 and a 7.78% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.49M
Instructional Salaries
101
Number of Employees

In 2020, Mercer County Community College paid a total of $8.49M to 101 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
60 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Mercer County Community College were Professor with 60 employees; Assistant professor with 24 employees; and Assistant professor with 15 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mercer County Community College were Office and Administrative Support with 63 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 46 employees; and Service with 33 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Mercer County Community College was Male Professor with 31 employees, Female Professor with 29 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Mercer County Community College.

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